An important trade and accommodation centre on the historic Silk Road...

About Konya

Konya was the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire for more than two hundred years and is a culturally rich city with many museums and countless works of historical importance.

Mevlana Muzesi Konya

Mevlana Muzesi Konya

Konya is also renowned as the home of the Mevlana dervish order, which has a profoundly humanistic philosophy, and as the home of other great figures of Islam.


  • By Road: There are bus connections between Konya and everywhere in Turkey
  • By Air: There are return flights from Konya to Istanbul every day.
  • By Rail: Konya has a large network of connections to many places.

  • Climate

    In Konya, the winters are hard and cold with some snow, while summers are hot and dry. The annual average temperature is 11.5 degrees Celsius.

    The coldest month is January (average 0 degrees Celsius), the hottest month July (average 23 degrees Celsius).

    Mevlana Mausoleum

    Mevlana Mausoleum

    Places to See

  • Catalhoyuk
  • Ancient City of Kilistra
  • Sille Aya-Elana Church
  • Ivriz Kabartmasi (Relief)
  • Mevlana Mausoleum
  • Selcuklu Kosku (Kiosk)

  • Museums

  • Mevlana Museum
  • Archaelogy Museum
  • Earthenware Goods / Tile Works Museum
  • Tomb Monument Museum
  • Stone and Wood Works Museum
  • Ethnographical Museum
  • Aksehir Museum
  • Eregli Museum
  • Ataturk Museum
  • Karatay Museum (Medrese)
  • Ince Minare Museum
  • Sircali Tomb Monument Museum
  • Koyunoglu Museum
  • Aksehir Archaelogy Museum
  • Aksehir Ataturk Museum

  • Excursions and Outings

  • Sille (Byzantine rock churches)
  • Aksehir (Nasredding Hoca Tomb)
  • Catalhoyuk

  • Special Events

    Mevlana Commemoration Ceremonies (December)


  • Hunting
  • Bicycle Tours

  • Konya, Turkey

    Konya, Turkey


  • Soups
  • tagya
  • lentil ogmac
  • arapasi
  • tandir (tandoori)
  • okra
  • milk
  • tutmac and eriste (homemade macaroni)
  • Meals with meat
  • oven kebab
  • etliekmek (pitta topped with mincemeat)
  • cullama
  • iki bicak arasi ciger (liver)
  • topalak meatballs
  • cella
  • sour marrow
  • marrow with egg
  • zulbiye (papaz yahisi)
  • patlican bayiltan (aubergine)
  • lahana kapamasi (cabbage)
  • patlican bogurmesi (aubergine)
  • cpopleme
  • Types of borek (pastry)
  • cheese
  • mincemeat
  • kikirdakli borek
  • tandoori
  • su
  • sedirler
  • tatar

  • Shopping

    Carpets and rugs woven in the villages, Mevlana and Konya mementoes.

    Efes Convention Center

    Sehit Nevris Bey Bulvari no : 2
    Alsancak / IZMIR Tel : +90 232 445 48 56
    Fax : +90 232 445 47 57

    Conference Facilities

    This is Izmir's principal congress centre boasting 12 meeting halls, a 5000 square metres fair and exhibition area, 3320 person meeting capacity, 1410 person banquet capacity.

    Technical Services

    Visual communicatins equipment, fax, telephone, computer, internet connection, ventilation, catering services, car park, car hire service.

    Konya International Fair, Konya Convention Centre

    Konya International Fair Area Konya Conference Centre

    KTO-TUYAP Konya Internatinal Fair Area

    Aksaray Yolu 1. km
    KONYA Tel : +90 332 345 29 29-30-31
    Fax : +90 232 445 00 40

    Conference Facilities

    With 850,000 square metres of indoor and open air exhibition space, this is Turkey's fourth largest conference centre.

    Technical Services

    Every type of technological infrastructure (pneumatic system, water, waste, 1,200 KW electrical power, English, Turkish, German, Arabian secretarial services, world standard telephone, fax, internet communications, VIP and management suites, private security and control system, hostess services, first aid services, courier service, restaurant, 500 vehicle private car park for exhibitors, 3,500 vehicle open air car park, 50 vehicle truck park).

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